Vitória FC and Desportivo das Aves Relegated to the Campeonato de Portugal

In a shocking twist that has broken in the last couple of minutes, both Desportivo Das Aves and Vitória FC (Setúbal) have been relegated to the Campeonato de Portugal, the third division of Portuguese football, due to “non-fulfilment of the necessary requirements for the registration of the respective teams in professional championships.” As a result,Continue reading “Vitória FC and Desportivo das Aves Relegated to the Campeonato de Portugal”

Taça da Liga 2020/21 to feature just EIGHT teams

The Taça da Liga is drastically changing for the 2020/21 season, going from its usual 32 team format to just eight teams. The change comes after a majority vote at the general assembly. 32 teams voted in favour of a slimmed down Taça da Liga, two teams voted against. The reduction in teams is anContinue reading “Taça da Liga 2020/21 to feature just EIGHT teams”

Carlos Carvalhal Announced as SC Braga Manager

SC Braga has announced Carlos Carvalhal as their new manager. The 54-year-old signs initially on a two-year deal at the club he previously worked at in 2006. This move comes after Carvalhal’s highly successful season as manager of Rio Ave where he managed to break the club’s record points total in Primeira Liga (55) guidingContinue reading “Carlos Carvalhal Announced as SC Braga Manager”

Relegation/Promotion Play-off Introduced Next Season

Today’s general assembly between the professional clubs in Portugal has brought about a new rule change that will be introduced next season, the 2020/21 campaign regarding promotion and relegation.Currently, the bottom two sides in Primeira Liga are automatically relegated to Liga Pro (Portugal’s second tier) and the top two teams from LigaPro are automatically promotedContinue reading “Relegation/Promotion Play-off Introduced Next Season”

Bruno Lage to take over at Aston Villa?

According to reports from television channel SportTV in Portugal, ex-SL Benfica manager Bruno Lage is close to taking over the managerial position at Aston Villa. Sport TV’s source claims negotiations between the manager and the Midlands club are at an “advanced” stage. Dean Smith is currently at the helm at Villa Park and today guaranteedContinue reading “Bruno Lage to take over at Aston Villa?”

Joelson Fernandes: The Lowdown

The 17-year-old wizard has been drawing attention across Europe for well over a year now and for good reason. The latest club to show interest and perhaps the club whose interest is the most concrete to date, is Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. His release clause currently sits at €45 million, however, with his contract expiring inContinue reading “Joelson Fernandes: The Lowdown”

FC Porto – Primeira Liga Champions 2019/20!

FC Porto tonight became Primeira Liga champions thanks to their 2-0 win against Sporting CP at the Estádio do Dragão. Sérgio Conceição’s men headed into the game knowing that just a point would be enough to see them crowned Primeira Liga champions. Captain Danilo Pereira had other ideas, popping up with a fantastic header onContinue reading “FC Porto – Primeira Liga Champions 2019/20!”

Champions League Draw with a Portuguese Twist

The quarter finals for the UEFA Champions League were revealed earlier. With many Portuguese players still active in the competition and Lisbon being used as the destination for the quarter-finals onward. Manchester City (🇵🇹 Bernardo Silva & João Cancelo) or Real Madrid v Juventus (🇵🇹Ronaldo) or Lyon (🇵🇹 Anthony Lopes) RB Leipzig v Atléti (🇵🇹Continue reading “Champions League Draw with a Portuguese Twist”

June Player of the Month: Jovane Cabral

Jovane Cabral is the first winner of the Próxima Jornada Player of the Month award for his fantastic performances during the month of June. The Cape Verdean man exploded into life in June, the first month of Primeira Liga football after the COVID-19 enforced break. In a run of four games, he scored five goals,Continue reading “June Player of the Month: Jovane Cabral”

Taça de Portugal final moved to Coimbra

The 2019/2020 final of the Taça de Portugal will take place at the Estádio Cidade de Coimbra at 8:45 pm on Saturday, August 1. This the first time the final has been held outside of Estádio Nacional in Oeiras since the 1982/83 season. That match was played at the Estádio das Antas between this yearsContinue reading “Taça de Portugal final moved to Coimbra”

Custódio departs SC Braga

Custódio, the man brought in to replace Rúben Amorim following his exit, has stepped down from his position as first team manager. He presided over Braga for just six matches, losing three, drawing two and losing the other two. His last involvement as first team manager came last night in a 3-2 defeat away atContinue reading “Custódio departs SC Braga”

Englishman Easah Suliman impresses on full debut for Vitória SC

Easah Suliman became the fifth Englishman to start a Primeira Liga match this century last night, playing all 90 minutes for Vitória SC in their 2-0 win against Vitória Setúbal. He turned in a solid performance for Ivo Vieira’s side, filling in for the injured Bondarenko. The former England under-19 captain made his official debutContinue reading “Englishman Easah Suliman impresses on full debut for Vitória SC”